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Spotlight: Olivia Fromm

As a force to be reckoned with on the court, Olivia Fromm ’17 has been one of the leaders the volleyball team for the past three seasons. The S&B’s Sam Curry sat down with Fromm to discuss the past, present and future of her volleyball career. The S&B: When did you start playing volleyball and…

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Bunis, McGriff earn All-Conference golf honors

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu Under dreary and wet skies in Rockford, Ill., the Grinnell men’s golf team saw their season come to a bittersweet end at the Midwest Conference Championships. On one hand, All-Conference honors collected by Evan Bunis ’18 and Zach McGriff ’18 sent the team home with a smile, the first time…

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Women’s tennis wins big in Conference tune up

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Grinnell women’s tennis simply overmatched competition last weekend. The women started the day by embarrassing Simpson 9–0 in the morning and then romped Central College 7–2 to establish supremacy over these Central Iowa rivals. While the entire team played stupendously, it was their doubles performance that was truly remarkable. None of the…

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Track and field impress at Darren Young Classic

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu While students were busy going back over readings and stocking up on sleep in preparation for finals, members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams used the Darren Young Classic last weekend as a tune-up for the athletic equivalent of finals: Conference. “It was a pretty low key…

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Spotlight: Kristina Weber ’16

When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade. When life throws you two surgeries and you’re a softball catcher, you change your game and take up a different position, at least for Kristina Weber ’16 of the softball team. The S&B’s News Editor Nora Coghlan ’17 sat down with Weber to discuss injuries, softball and…

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Student managers work their magic behind the scene

By Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu Grinnell students have a wide range of relationships with athletics, from athletes who spend hours a day preparing their bodies and minds for the thrill of competition to sports fans who do homework in sorrow after their team suffers a devastating loss. Located somewhere in the middle are Grinnell’s student sports…

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Training the mind one neuron at a time

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu For some athletes, training revolves around lifting weights, shooting free throws and running laps. While this no doubt makes them stronger, it is only half of the practice process. For athletes across all sports, from the NBA to the Grinnell Pioneers, training the mind is just as important as training…

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Softball has a weekend of ups and downs

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell softball team tasted both the sweet thrill of victory and a bitter dash of defeat this past week, taking both games of a double header against Ripon College last Saturday only to drop both games of a twin billing against Carroll University on Monday. The Pioneers won the first game…